Uemura Shoen was the pseudonym of Uemura Tsune, an important artist in Meiji, Taisho and early Showa period Japanese painting. To those who are not familiar with the history of Japan, the Meiji period starts at late 19th century and the Taisho and Showa cover almost all 20th century. Daughter Miyuki by Uemura Shoen -… Continue reading Who was Uemura Shoen?
Today’s post is very special for me, because it is about my favourite woman artist: Berthe Morisot. If you follow the blog for a while, you already know it, as you know that she is the reason why I created the blog. Berthe Morisot was born in 1841 in Bourges, a city in central France,… Continue reading La grande dame de l’Impressionnisme
Odalisques are one of the best-known representations of eastern women. During the 19th century with the artistic movement known as Orientalism, the odalisques became a common figure especially in erotic paintings. These painters depicted the odalisques as women of exotic beauty, half-naked and in sensual poses. Probably the first image that comes to our mind… Continue reading Odalisques
Few days ago, the National Gallery of London informed its new acquisition, a self-portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi. It’s a self-portrait of the artist as Saint Catherine of Alexandria from about 1615-17. An oil painting that will undergo conservation treatment before going on display in the first months of 2019. This £3.6 million acquisition has been… Continue reading ArtNews: The National Gallery acquires a new Gentileschi
Elin Danielson-Gambogi was a Finnish painter best known for realist paintings. Although some of her works are impressionists, she painted in both styles indiscriminately throughout her artistic life. She was part of the “painters sisters’ generation”, which was the first generation of Finnish women artists who received professional art education. In 1883 she went to… Continue reading To bed by Elin Danielson-Gambogi